We had a simple pesto pasta the other day when hunger struck and we didn’t have much food in the house. Luckily, however, we had fresh parmesan to put on top. Parmesan always makes pasta better! Actually, I am of the opinion that cheese makes most things better – well, except for desserts or cereal or beverages – and I can’t wait to start eating delicious cheeses again post-pregnancy! Between a dry red wine and a good, creamy camembert, I’m not sure which one I’m looking forward to more!
Anyway, I loved the way that this freshly grated parmesan came out looking like delicate little curlicues. The parmesan grater I got Tobias for Christmas is awesome! (similar one here)
It’s the small pleasures.
I’m so excited to see the sun this morning!
Even better, we just met with a Hebamme (midwife) this morning. She came to our house to get to know us, explain the process, and answer any questions we have. And we decided she was nice (and actually reminds us a lot of our neighbor across the hall) and decided to book her! So that is one BIG thing to cross off my to-do list. It’s been stressing me quite a lot lately not having one and feeling so late to the game, so it’s good to get that out of the way and to have found a nice one! So excited!
Anyway, we had a nice weekend. Tobi had a test photo shoot and I hung out with friends in Lüneburg. We played Cards Against Humanity and I laughed so hard it hurt!
And yesterday was our church’s annual Karnevalsgottesdienst (see my post from my first one a few years ago). It was fun, as usual! Everybody had such interesting and creative costumes! This year, Tobias and I dressed up as each other on our wedding day…so I wore his suit, and he wore my wedding dress! Ha! There was also a guy there from the Hamburger Abendblatt (the local newspaper)…and we got a phone call from a friend this morning because apparently we made it into the story for the newspaper. Great! Will have to pick one up later and see how it looks!
This is the beginning of my last month of work before maternity leave. It’s an exciting time and a busy time. I just looked through a bunch of pictures on my iPhone this morning from last spring/summer, and I’m really looking forward to this week of slightly warmer temperatures. Warm for March, at least!
Bring on the spring!
You know what they say about March, right? I wonder if the old saying will ring true again this year…
I love little sayings about “weather lore”, as wikipedia calls it. Between my parents and/or school, some of these little sayings have become ingrained in my mind.
“Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.”
and my favorite, along with its accompanying joke perhaps only Americans will get… “April showers bring May flowers…” (…and what do Mayflowers bring? …PILGRIMS!)
I learned a French one last year: “Noël au balcon, Pâcques au tison.” A warm Christmas brings a cold Easter – literally, Christmas on the balcony, Easter at the embers.
Do you know any others? I wasn’t familiar with the other ones listed on the wikipedia page.
Finally Friday again! Busy weekend ahead for us, but I’m looking forward to catching up with a good friend and our church’s annual Karnevalsgottesdienst! (A church service, German Karneval – like mardi gras – style!)
Have a happy weekend!
TO MAKE: Crocheted baby blanket – I’ve started something similar for baby boy!
TO TRY: Crocheted baby beanie – I tried my hand at making a hat (using a different YouTube tutorial) and it turns out it was too big and fits my own head! Want to try this tutorial for a baby-sized head!
TO INSPIRE: Power Hour by Gretchen Rubin – Technique for tackling those nagging tasks that steal your joy!
TO DO: Bullet Journal – I so want to try this. Maybe I’ll do it in my Power Hour this week.
TO LAUGH: These fun, quirky illustrations by Jacques Maes. I especially liked the sheep wearing wool sweaters!
TO PARTY: Make a big banner like this for your next birthday party!
TO COOK: Jalapeño artichoke dip – Mmmm!
I finally decided on a fabric for the lamp I’m making for little boy’s future room, and it arrived a few days ago. I saw this one on Amazon.de and fell in love with the mod fish design and the awesome colors. The fabric is Michael Miller’s “Mod Fish”, and I ordered a bit more than I needed because the design is just too cute! I may have to incorporate it into some sewing projects I’ve got up my sleeve.